“AS YOU START UPON YOUR WAY, THE WAY WILL APPEAR.”
Rumi, 13th century Persian poet, scholar and theologian, said it and it never ceases to astound me how ancient wisdom is so useful today. Renowned career development and organizational behavior professor at the London Business School, Herminia Ibarra, encourages us in so many ways to try things—“We learn who we can become through experimentation.” I can’t think of a talk or article of mine where that sage advice doesn’t spring forth.
Determining/discerning/deciding work goals is the heart of all career and retirement journeys and although assessments and guidebooks abound, it’s getting engaged with some type of actual work—project, volunteer, freelance, pro bono, church/temple, neighborhood, family—it doesn’t matter. This is where learning really starts, excitement begins and confidence forms. The rest is a piece of cake.